Humanitarian Response

The problem

Sudan is prone to rapid and slow onset crisis (conflicts, draughts, floods, disease out- break etc) as well as the poor preparation, lack of resilience and climate change. The effects of these crises hit and impact hundreds of thousands of children and their families and leave them vulnerable to hazards and risks, seeking survival, basic needs, protection and in need for humanitarian assistance. In the time of the crisis, children expose to many problems such as separation, lack of protection, lack of food, lack of access to health facilities, lack of access to clean water, malnutrition and interruption in their education. Save the Children provides life – saving intervention as well as protection to children and their families.

What we do

Emergency Preparedness and Planning

In 2013, significant progress has been made in developing the Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) through consultation with staff and partners in five field offices. In this regards about 65 SCS staff and 15 representatives from 12 national partner organizations has been trained across the Country Office on humanitarian goals, benchmarks, scenario buildings and response plan. An Emergency Stand by Team (EST) has been formed


Both staff and partners have been oriented on the fundamentals of the DRR and CCA as part of the EPP training.

Emergency Response

In early August 2013, Sudan had the worst flooding season in decades, affecting some 499,900[1] people at its peak in 16 states across the country including Abyei. The estimated number of affected children was likely to be around 40% of the total affected population.

Save the Children in partnership with Al Salam Organization for Rehabilitation and Development, and Child Development Foundation has provided life – saving interventions to 18,929 people of which 12,943 are children. The interventions covered programming of Emergency Shelter & NFIs, Education, Child Protection and WASH sectors.

Coordination with humanitarian actors

During emergencies, Save the Children ensures that coordination with humanitarian actors at the desired level. We also advocate for the best interest of the children and increased humanitarian space.


In 2013, the humanitarian response sector directly reached 168,882 people, of which 143,142 are children, and reached approximately 133,113 people indirectly of which 34,988 are children.

[1] According to the Humanitarian Aid Commission